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Girls On The Run
Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade, teaching life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Sutter County Girls on the Run is dedicated to helping Yuba Sutter area girls prepare for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. By the end of the sessions the girls have chosen and participated in a community service project and participated in a 5k run/walk. We challenge each girl to celebrate her mind, body and spirit by being her unique, spirited self.
First Steps Program
First Steps is an outpatient program for parenting women suffering from substance abuse. The program serves all women, regardless of their ability to pay with a focus on keeping mothers with their children. The program is designed in phases, with each woman proceeding at her own pace. The local Soroptimist Club supports the First Steps program by honoring the graduates, assisting with various program projects (such as Run Drugs Out of Town 5k) and mentoring the clients in business and life skills. The First Step program coaches the women through a 12 week, intensive treatment program where they can ultimately regain custody of their children and redirect their lives toward a positive, addiction free path.
The Marysville-Yuba City Soroptimist club sponsors an S Club at River Valley High School located in Yuba City, CA. S Clubs are made up of high school aged youth who are service oriented and interested in volunteering to perform community service projects aimed at furthering the goal of Soroptimist “Best For Women” and the lives of local girls and women. Soroptimist Club member volunteers serve as mentors to the S Club youth members and meet with them on a regular basis to oversee planning and participation in community volunteer events.